Falling in love with Lenny should have been the end to all of Anita’s troubles.
For her, it’s only the beginning, when family secrets start unravelling. His ex-wife, Natasha, is succumbing to a mysterious disease. How can Anita compete with her shadow? How can she find a voice of her own?
And when his estranged son, Ben, comes back and lives in the same small apartment, can she keep the balance between the two men, whose desire for her is marred by guilt and blame?
★★★★★ “A creative, gripping and deeply moving tale of a young girl coming of age in unfathomable emotional circumstances.”
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This is a mesmerizing story of a young woman searching for love inside of her own life and marriage. The narrative unfolds in the first person. At times, Anita is not likeable. She believes every man finds her irresistible and acts the part. She is self-absorbed and self-centered. She can be manipulative. But as the listener starts to understand her, empathy begins to develop. Anita was molested while growing up. She knows what it is like to be poor and has been homeless. She falls hard for an older man, who reminds her of her father. She desperately wants to be loved by him. Anita knows she looks just like her husband’s first wife and wonders if her husband really loves her. He seems to want Anita to be like his former wife, instead of loving her as a unique individual and woman. Her husband doesn’t seem to value and cherish Anita or love her like she deserves to be loved. The narrator does a really great job. However, the southern accent is weird. Anita has grown up in Southern California near Santa Monica and her voice should sound like she comes from that area, not the south. Anita’s character is deep, intense, and complex. This would be a good book club pick. The listener will want to discuss aspects of the book with others to see what they thought. This audiobook doesn’t have a cliffhanger ending.